Definition of Prosecutor

1. Noun. A government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state.

Exact synonyms: Prosecuting Attorney, Prosecuting Officer, Public Prosecutor
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Da, District Attorney, State Attorney, State's Attorney
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer, Functionary, Official
Derivative terms: Prosecute, Prosecute

Definition of Prosecutor

1. n. One who prosecutes or carries on any purpose, plan, or business.

Definition of Prosecutor

1. Noun. A lawyer who decides whether to charge a person with a crime and tries to prove in court that the person is guilty. ¹

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Definition of Prosecutor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prosecutor

prosecuting attorney
prosecuting officer
prosecution histories
prosecution history
prosecution history estoppel
prosecutive case
prosecutive cases
prosecutor (current term)

Literary usage of Prosecutor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"It Is also Insisted that the prosecutor by his own conduct provoked the shooting and rendered It necessary; that, the prosecutor having used vilely ..."

2. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"The prosecutor was drawn in to deposit twenty guinea notes on a bet that one of the prisoners could not guess right three times successively on the hiding ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"On cross examination, the witness testified (hat ihe prosecutor was ... That the prosecutor told him that the painters had asked him for a chew of tobacco. ..."

4. Using Civil Remedies for Criminal Behavior: Rationale, Case Studies by Peter Finn (1994)
"Develop Close Police- prosecutor Collaboration While police and prosecutors ... The Importance of Close Cooperation Because both the prosecutor and police ..."

5. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"There was no doubt that the shot by which the prosecutor was injured was ... On the prosecutor calling out on being struck, and asking who had fired the ..."

6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1816)
"was guilty of putting the said three ducats into the prosecutor's pocket, by reason it was sworn to tint-effect ; and such was the verdict intended to be ..."

7. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Art. VII—On notice given to the pursuer-general, a voluntary prosecutor may at any time be relieved from his duty by leave of the judge, which shall not be ..."

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